"When I go into a hospital room for any situation, my first question is, 'Can I come in?' My second response is, 'I'm sorry that you had to go through this. I am here to believe what you tell me. Here are the services that we offer, and I would like to run through them with you.' ""I can't even describe how it makes you feel," she said of her volunteer work. "I got called a lot around the holidays. On Christmas Eve, I did spend a lot of time at the hospital. One of the ladies at church said, Well, that took away from your family.' It really didn't Imagine how scared these women were? I was the one who got to be there and hold their hand. It was horrible that that had to happen, but I was just real grateful that I got to go."[Stephanie Bateman], who has served on several community boards through the years, said she could not turn down Women 4 Women founder Cissy Musselman's invitation eight or nine years ago to join the board. "She's just a woman you can't say 'no' to," Bateman said. In time, she moved up to secretary, then vice-chair, then chair.